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lune 1970 Volume 1 No.3 

2 Security— Rated X 

Campus Safety Department 

8 "Spotlight" 

10 Musical Chairs 

Harper College Student Senate 7969-70 

14 His Name is Apathy 

16 A Gastronomical Additive to Inflation 
Harper's Cafeteria 

18 Female Quest 

20 "Wipe That Smile" 

22 "Lynette's Look" 

Sports by Lynette Berry 

26 Large Lecture vs. Small Classes 

32 A Floating Paradise, the Keys (Piano) 
Music Department 

54 Algonquin and Roselle— Year Number One 
A Halcyon staff Photo Essay 

36 Dream House or Just Another Mill 
The Future of Harper 


Editor-in-chief Chris Pancratz 

Managing Editor Bob Yadon 

.ayout Editor Georgia Fink 

Assistant Editor O. Keith Wanke 

"acuity Advisor Craig Stewart 

>taff Artist Kate Tangney 
Circulation Manager Jerry Smith 

>taff Writers Lynette Berry, Michael Copeland, 

Marty Lyons, Eileen Burns 
.ayout Sandy Kinnune, Linda Stewart 
staff Photographers Stu Levin, Gary Yaffe, 

Larry Blaschke, Tim Bradley 
Research Kent Anderson, Chris Stanczak, 

Joyce Eiser 
hoto Consultant Ray White 
Zartoons Onan, Dann Willis 
over Photo Stewart Levin 

la/cyon is published quarterly by, and for, the students of William 
(ainey Harper College, Algonquin and Roselle Rds., Palatine, llli- 
lois 60067. Offices are in the College Center room 367. 
Opinions expressed in this magazine and the contents are those 
)f the authors and/or the editors and are not necessarily those of 
tarper College, its administration, student government, student 
lody, or printer. 

In this issue, our last for this year, we've stopped 
and taken time to evaluate our first year's existence. 
Not only are we one of the first, if not the first, 
magazine of our kind in a community college, but 
certainly one of the first to be totally student con- 
trolled and financed. 

Although we haven't had the mail pour in on our 
second issue like it did on the first, we feel that the 
cover alone caused enough people to sit up and take 
notice. Again, we feel we have a success on our 

Although many new ideas will undoubtedly control 
the future of Halcyon, we feel we've paved the way 
for future Harper students. Throughout this year, it 
has been our intention to bring you a magazine that 
would not stop at surface news, but dig deep into 
new issues to bring the "whole" story to light. Try- 
ing to fill the pages with interesting student news for 
you has been a task— but an enjoyable one. 

Continuing our total commitment to you the stu- 
dent, this issue concerns itself with the problems of 
our Campus Safety Department. 

Rather than an attempt to discredit a worthy de- 
partment, we seek to present you with the facts as 
we found them and let you be the judge. By in- 
vestigating different departments on campus we hope 
to constantly remind our college that students do 
have an interest in better education. This should 
stand as an open invitation to all students and fac- 
ulty to provide Halcyon the chance to serve you 
better. Although many of you will not be here next 
year, the article on Security should guide future 
students in their drive to improve prioritydepartments. 

Also, Keith Wanke takes a good look at the 
question of, "The Large Lecture vs. The Small Class 
Room?" Lynette Berry once again handles the sports. 
Additional articles include Mike Copeland's view of 
the future of Harper, and the editor's report on the 
past session of the student government. 

Finally, to you who will graduate, we wish you 
continued luck. To the rest of you, we invite you 
to look for our first issue of Halcyon next year. It 
will be on the stands in September. Thanks for a 
wonderful first year on our new campus, and have 
a great summer vacation. 

Managing Editor 

Security-Rated X 
Campus Safety Department 

by Robert Vadon 

Throughout the 1969-1970 
school year, charges of mis- 
management and unprofes- 
sionalism have been leveled 
against our Campus Safety De- 
partment. It is with the intent 
of clarifying these charges, that 
this study is submitted to stu- 
dents, faculty, and the Board of 
Trustees of William Rainey Har- 
per College. This is a study done 
by Halcyon staff with the full 
and complete knowledge of Jo- 
seph Mandarino, Supervisor of 
Public Safety; and Robert 
Hughes, Building and Grounds. 

One of the first questions 
plaguing the minds of count- 
less Harper students has been 
how long are we to put up 
with what some term a second 
rate security department? Un- 
fortunately, in the past, our 
security personnel have been 
blamed for loose organization. 
However, often as not, organ- 
ization problems were created 
by other management con- 
ditions beyond the control of 

In response to the numerous 
charges of confusion, one is 
likely toencounterthestandard 
'Mack-of-funds" defense. Ap- 
parently, some administrators 
believe that Harper students 
and faculty are so naive as to 
accept this "no money" excuse 
forever. Thesuggestion thatstu- 
dents remain silent (until the 
funds somehow appear) will 
never replace the growing a- 
mount of personal property 
stolen, and the loss of college 

owned equipment. Not on 
is the Campus Safety Depari 
ment responsible for the se 
curity of this institution, it 
buildings and grounds; but fo 
the personal safety of everyon 
on campus. Here's the ques 
tion: where does Harpe 
College place its priority? 

A review of ourCampusSafe 
ty Department's history wi 
reveal that thedepartmentsuj 
gests the Comic Opera i 
origin. In the beginning, a 
overall lack of training create 
little respect among eithe 
faculty or students for a dt 
partment whose only functio 
seemed tobegivingoutparkin 
tickets. Internal confusion i 
the past has even caused som 
cadets to lose respect for thei 
own jobs. In general, our Can- 
pus Safety Department in nj 
way resembled an effecient S€! 
curity force. 

In addition, a lack of pre 
fessionalism in the past ha 
provoked problems throughou 
the department. Selection c 
cadets was so loose that mani 
immature young people weri 
hired that had no business hi 
ing accepted for such a ser 
sitive position. However, wit 
no attempt at adequate bad 
ground investigation, or mentc 
stability testing of candidate; 
it is a wonder that moreseriou 
things haven't happened. 

It should also be noted the 
some of the cadets in the pas 
have had absolutely nointeref 
in law enforcement. They sa\ 
their job as an easy two buck 
an hour. This attitude erode 
into a general lack of mot 
vation and dedication whili 
performing their duties. Cor 
trast this open-door acceptanc 
policy with professional lav 
enforcement recruitingtecii 

Chief Manderino, Head of Security 

niques. Cook County Sheriff's 
Police go so far as to insist 
upon a lie detector test to en- 
sure their candidates to be of 
the highest caliber. 

Let's look at theinsideorgan- 
ization of our Campus Safety 
Department. At the present, 
the department consists of a 
total of eleven people; three 
full-time officers, six cadets, 
one secretary, and the Director 
of Security. It is interesting to 
note that few of the security 
personnel are yet twenty-one 
years of age. This is not to say 
that they are incompetent or 
immature. However, few sur- 
rounding communities would 
hire our officers as beginning 
patrolmen! Why can't security 
draw competent officers from 
the outside? The main reason 
is the choice of either a $6,890 
salary at Harper College, or a 
$8,100 yearly salary on the 
outside, based on national 

If the personnel are under 
paid, the equipment situation 
isn't much better. The purchase 
of hand-held communications 
equipment has already proven 
costly. At one time, only one 
unit out of five was in opera- 
tion. Perhaps it was a mistake 
to look for the lowest bidder 
when critical safety equipment 
is involved. The old saying, 
'Tou get what you pay for", 
seems appropriate. At this time 
there are three dependable 
names in security communica- 
tions, RCA, General Electric, 
and Motorola. Our Johnson 
units are cheap and are con- 
stantly breaking down. With 
Motorola being a major tax 
payer in our college district, 
and the leading manufacturer 
of security communications 
equipment, the choice seems 

stretch Your Coronary 


In addition, Campus Safety 
Department has under it's con- 
trol only one full-time vehicle. 
Presently this one vehicle is 
totally inadequate for minimal 
safety of this campus, and 
especially for the unfortunate 
driver. In case one of our stu- 
dents or faculty had a heart 
attack in our parking lot, it 
would be impossible to move 
the victim to the respirator in 
Building B. The story goes that 
we can have an ambulance on 
campus in five minutes. We 
tried a few calls. It took twenty 
minutes! On top of this, not 
all our security personnel are 
trained in first aid. The moral 
of the story is, if you're going 
to have a coronary - try and 
stretch it out. 

The broad organizational 
structure of this department 
isn't much better either. Cam- 
pus Safety has been placed un- 

der thedirection of fheBuilding 
and Grounds Department. In 
the long run, we find this unad- 
visable. The present Director 
of Building and Grounds, Robert 
Hughes, is responsible for a 
total of five departments. One 
of thesedepartments is Campus 
Safety. If there is to be any 
division between pipes, plumb- 
ing and Campus Safety, the 
line must be drawn. Campus 
Safety must fall from the direc- 
tion of Building and Grounds. 
In agreement with this division 
is John W. Powell, an outstand- 
ing consultant in the university 
security field. Powell feels that 
campus safety should ideally 
fall under thedirectsupervision 
of theVicePresidentof Business 
Affairs. This would allow Cam- 
pus Safety to operate as a sep- 
arate department, matching 
that of Building and Grounds. 
Such an organization would 
provide Security a chance to 

submit an individual budge 
that wouldn't be cut because 
of shortages in other depart 
ments up the line. 

What money that has beer 
allocated to Campus Safety ir 
the past has proved insufficien 
no matter what excuse on( 
wants to submit. Although th( 
projected enrollment of ou 
college was grossly in error 
the area of this campus, 21 
acres, hasn't changed. Neithe 
have the number of vulnerable 
and costly items located onth( 
campus. In the past, there hav( 
been too many hands in th( 
Campus Safety Budget pot. 

One specific instancewas th( 
purchase of multicolored park 
ing regulation pamphlets. Se 
curity never ordered such 
costly item, nor did their im 
mediate superior. Building anc 
Grounds. The budget allocated 
a total of $690.00 for printinj 
and offset duplicating. How; 
ever, these pamphlets cosi 
Harper a total of $1,546.00| 
or $856.00 over budget. An 
for something that could hav 
been done on campus at muctj 
less cost. It's true that campu 
printed pamphlets wouldn' 
have been multicolored, buj 
since when did Campus Safet 
require outside help to ove 
spend their budget? When on 
is handed a budget insufficienji 
to handle the needs of his owr'i* 
department, and then has t(|[ 
sit by and watch others over! 
spend it for him, he migh 
question the process and thos( 
in authority. 

Perhaps the most refreshinjj 
thing that happened this yea 
was the appointment of JosepI 
Mandarino as Supervisor of Sd 
curity. Not only is Mandarind 
well qualified due to his prel 

Vious experience on the 
iChicago Police Department 
iluvenile Division, but he isalso 
la past instructor hereatHarper. 
ISO far, Mandarino has related 
iquitewell to students (onesure 
sign— fewer tickets given out 

: Not only does Mandarino un- 
jJerstand the knotty problems 
"acing our Campus Safety De- 
partment, but he intends to act 
jjpon them within his power. 
|A/e might add that presently 
fhis power only extends as far 
[as the office of Building and 
prounds, and does not include 
lhe statutes of the state of 
I llinois. 

j In an initial interview with 
jvlandarino, he requested that 
llalcyon extend an invitation 
|o all students and faculty who 
nave questions about future 
ickets to see him personally 

in his office. Although Man- 
darino and Halcyon don't see 
eye to eye on all issues, he 
certainly seems to have started 
out on the right foot. Not only 
is he interested in your com- 
plaints about tickets, but he's 
concerned about his officers 
and cadets. For example, we 
were shown a form that is used 
to file a complaint against any 
member of Campus Safety that 
a student or faculty member 
feels has treated him with dis- 
respect or has over-stepped his 
boundry of authority. However, 
it must be pointed out that 
Campus Safety isoncampusfor 
the protection and safety of 
everyone, and that respect is a 
give and take item. 

One of the first steps taken 
by Mandarino was to initiate 
what might be called a "weed- 
ing-out" program. This means 

that those cadets and officers 
who were hired previous to his 
appointment will be reviewed 
and any necessary adjustments 
made. The cadets' conduct, 
training, attitude, and useful- 
ness are being watched very 
closely. Mandarino repeatedly 
said that he would have no 
qualms about relieving any of- 
ficer or cadet, should he deem 
it necessary. 

One initial observation Man- 
darino made was that a major- 
ity of students and faculty did 
not realize that his officers do 
have the power of arrest, as 
granted by Illinois House Bill 
112. Should the occasion pre- 
sent itself, anyone on campus 
illegally, may be arrested. How- 
ever, as Mandarino pointed out, 
this is not to be taken as a 
threat, just a clarification of 
the power the state has given 

his officers to protect your 
property and safety. One prob- 
lem that may arise now is 
whether the administration will 
allow this department to use 
these powers. 

When asked exactly what was 
needed to bring CampusSafety 
up to minimal standards, Man- 
darino said,that he needs exact- 
ly what he has requested in his 
new budget. We might state 

here that this college's budget 
is a matter of public record. 
So, if you're interested to see 
how skimpy a budget this de- 
partment has tried to operate 
under, take a peek, then lock 
up your valuables. Although 
Mandarino's new budget re- 
quest was not approved when 
Halcyon interviewed him, he 
did discuss some aspects of the 

RequestediMore Men, 
Money, and Vehicles 

The first in a long list of 
priorities was the raising of 
salaries to a competative basis 
with the surrounding commu- 
nities. A cadet who is only paid 
$2.00 per hour and is required 
to uphold the laws of thisstate, 
county, community, and the 
regulations provided by thecol- 
lege, will likely look elsewhere 
after his training is complete, 
Salary increases are mandatory 
to maintain quality personne 
within the department. 

Also included in the new 
budget is a request to hire more 
men. Perhaps this isn't goin^ 
to sit very well with the budget- 
makers. But if more men are 
not hired, the department ha; 
not gained the capacity to pro- 
vide adequate protection to the 
students and faculty of thiscol- 
lege. Right now there are nine 
men serving in the capacity o' 
officers or cadets for Campu; 
Safety. Although there is nc 
written formula on how fc 
figure the number of mer 
needed, it is universally accept 
ed that for every one man or 
duty, there should be four ofl 
duty. This is to accomodate 
vacations, illnesses, etc.Harpei 
can survive with three mer 
on a shift, so this adds up tc 
a total of fifteen officers anci 
cadets needed to meet minima ' 
standards. Unless Mandarino h 
provided with an adequate in- 
crease in personnel, the only 
ones who will suffer will be! 
the students and faculty of this 

There is also a request foi 
additional must have 
taken a lot of foresight to pre- 
dict that one Cushman car 
could handle the entire cam- 
pus. Unless two vehicles are 
added for patrolling, student! 




can look for somewhere else 
to park besides this college's 
parking lots. If they don't, there 
is a good chance that their 
car will be broken into, stolen, 
or plagued by the constant 
threat of thehit-and-rundriver. 
One point where Mandarino 
and Halcyon differs is that we 
would suggest that a sedan 
be one of the vehicles request- 
ed. If one out of two new ve- 
hicles were a sedan, it could 
be used to transport an ar- 
rested, or for that matter, an 
injured person properly. 

Mandarino also is in the pro- 
cess of providing in-service 
training to his cadets and of- 
ficers. Such training is essential 
to provide our Campus Safety 
Department with men ade- 
quately trained and informed 
in the newest law enforcement 
techniques. One of the recent 
additions to his department is 
the micro-film unit used to 
trace license plates to their 
owners. It is through this unit 
that many students have been 
ticketed for the now old trick 
of scrapping off their sticker in 
order to park in the visitors lots. 

In general, Mandarino has 
committed himself to improv- 
ing the Campus Safety Depart- 
ment to an effective level. Un- 
fortunately, Halcyon predicts 
that he is in for a battle. Up 
to now, other departments and 
items have always proceeded 
Campus Safety in the bid for 
funds. Unless the students and 
faculty stand up and support 
the Campus Safety Department 
and Mandarino, his budget is 
destined to be cut in favor of 
new chairs for the Board of 
Trustees, a few new trees, or 
this time it will be for stocking 
the lagoon with goldfish. 

This issue, the spotlight is shining 
a little recognition toward the stu- 
dent organisers of the April's anti- 
pollution teach-in. 

Months ago, four Harper students, 
Don Fillip, Pete Pearson, Ray Sklen-j 
car, and Chuck Thielman met andi 
decided to form a group disjoint 
%om any other on-campusorganiza- 
iion, to attempt to inform Harper 
'students about the ecology issue. 
I They formulated the type program 
,,^hich they felt would be the most 
effective at Harper, and found 
speakers forwhatwasto be known as' 
the "Earth Day Movement". The 
affairs of red-tape and money ap- 
propriations were handled by the 
Student Senate and Frank Borelli, 
Director of Student Activities. 

The main ambition of the anti- 
pollution committee was to get the 
students interested in and knowl-' 
^edgeable about the tragic destruc- 
|ion of their environment. ;. 

|vThe committee wants, and needs,: 
^iiiint participation and support 
fe coming months. Marches, 
"" ptions, and door to door 
■^community support are 
ii the activites being 
»he anti-pollution 

thousand, only four we're Thfe 
in the future of their country, 
long can four hold out? Witho 
support of the majority ofjsli; 
at Harper, the movemet 
come to an en'^ ■*" »"* ' 

give up this easily, then will the rest 
:r the movement die also? These 
3re questions that only you can an- 
wer. If you need help in deciding 
f this movement is worth your time, 

oubie, and life, then talk to" one of 
16 Harper Four. 

As we see it, the problems of 
3ollution are in no way overstated. If 
anything they are terribly under- 
itated. Experts say drastic steps must 
oe taken immediately, oryour future 
:hildren will only i ive to theja^iil 
'orty. Are you willing to \i 
;hild's life against the w 
experts? That's exactly whaf^' 
jnd everyone of us is doing. V 
3II betting our lives, and the lives bf 
3ur children, that the next person 
vill do something about the pol- 
ution problem. 

However, should you fall prey to 
he Northwest Suburban Blahs, then 
Jon't feel too bad, you're in good 
:ompany. For the first time this 
'ear Halcyon would rather turn off 
ler light. This darkness would fore- 
hadow the hundreds of bigtime 
ndustrial polluters that say, "To hell 
vith the earth, we believe in destruc- 
ion in the name of progress. "Should 
'ou find yourself within this crowd, 
'ou also will not fear the words and 
varnings extended by prominent 
!cologists. We now find the old say- 
ng that some people can't see past 
heir own noses (due to pollution) 
ery true and very tragic. 

Finally, we wish to again thank 
hose who took the first step to save 
)ur country from herself. We will 
vatch and see how long these same 
our will hold out, how truly sincere 
hey are. We will watch you, thestu- 
lent at Harper, and see how long 
ou also can hold out. Can you af- 
ord to wait for your dying breath? 


musical chair 

by Chris Pancratz' 

Hidden beyond the green felt 
and the noise of the games 
room (pool-hall) are the offices 
of the Harper College Student 
Senate (SSHC) known to most 
as Student Government. This 
is the organization that is billed 
as the official representative of 
the Harper College Student 
Body. Official maybe, but rep- 
resentative it isn't. 

The SSHC 1969-1970 edition 
has suffered from the same 
malady that has afflicted its 
predecessors, and almost every 
organization on this campus 
and on community college 
campuses across the nation — 
the transient student body. 

In theSpringof 1969elections 
were held for five SSHC officers 
and lOSenators. Approximately 
475 votes were cast by a stu- 
dent body which numbered 
clos'e to 3800 students. Four 

officers were elected— pres- 
ident, vice-president, treasurer, 
and corresponding secretary.! 
No one ran for recording sec-; 
retary; the treasurer and the; 
corresponding secretary rani 
unopposed. Nine of ten Sen- 
atorial openings were filled.; 

Of those people the treas-' 
urer never assumed office due 
to academic and disciplinary; 
problems; the corresponding] 
secretary left school and there- 
fore the senate; the president' 
resigned late in the fall for! 
personal reasons; and of the 
nine Senators five are still 
serving; two resigned, two had 
academic difficulties. 

In the Fall of 1969, 1 8j 
senators were elected and the 
office of recording and corres- 
ponding secretaries (by write-| 
ins, again no one ran). Of those! 
18 Senators, one was elected, 
vice-president by the Senate; 
when Ron Raup resigned and 
Don Duffy became president; 
one had academic difficulties 
and was removed; three re- 
signed; and five were removed 
for poor attendance at 

Since the Fall twelvestudents 
have been appointed at dif- 
ferent times to fill vacancies. 
Three have left the Senate— one 
resigned, and two were re- 
moved, again for poor at- 

Regardless of its internal 
problems, the Senate has a 

function. In fact, the function 
of the SSHC is threefold: to 
sponsor, coordinate, and over- 
see all student organizations, 
clubs, and studenteventsofany 
nature; to provide responsible 
student representatives to the 
student-faculty committees 
that are established; and to 
recommend to the college ad- 
ministration and the Board of 
Trustees on matters which 
affect students. 

The performance of the stu- 
dent government can be ana- 
lyzed by gauging the extent of 
[heir fulfillment of these 

The past year has seen the 
Bstablishment of numerous 
lew student clubs and organ- 
izations. Clubs have been 
■Qrmed in academic interest 
areas such as Fashion Design 
and Marketing Management. 
Dthers, like the Flying 
Hub are purely recreational. 
A/hether or not the SSFHC should 
De given any credit for the 
growth of club participation, 
■emains a definite question 
nark. But the Senate has co- 
iponsored a number of varied 
Jctivities with different clubs, 
rhey acted with the FHuman 
lights Club on the Moratorium 
Day and Earth Day activitiesand 
assisted other clubs in their 

Because of our occupancy of 
)ur own facilities this year, the 
iSHC has been able to sponsor 
nore social events. The Social 
lommittee of the Senate 
jianned and held six college 
nixers, a semi-formal holiday 
Jance, a concert (Friends of 
Distinction), an open house 
)rogram featuring touring pro- 
essional folk groups, and two 
nidday specials (The Cryan' 

Shames, and Edmunds & 

Other student government 
sponsored events included a 
fund raising drive for Biafra 
which ended a week before 
the war itself ended. 

Possibly the most important 
function of the SSHC is pro- 
viding student representatives 
to the numerous student-fac- 
ulty committees. These com- 
mitteesoffer students the most 
direct voice in affairs of the 
college since the student rep- 
resentatives are full voting 
members on thesecommittees. 
The standing committees con- 
sider matters ranging from the 
choice of motion pictures to be 
shown to changes in cur- 

The major problem the stu- 
dent government faces in this 
area is finding students willing 
to serve on thecommittees. The 
policy is to appoint non-Senate 
members to these committees, 
but students willing to serve are 
hard to find. Senators them- 
selves are often unwilling to 
serve on these committees. 

The Cultural Arts Committee 
which plans and conducts all 
phases of the cultural arts pro- 
gram should include three stu- 
dent members. According to 
the chairman there has been 
little student participation in 
the planning for next years 
concerts, motion pictures, dis- 
plays, and speakers. 

The Students Personnel Com- 
mittee also provides for three 
student representatives. This 
committee handles scholar- 
ships, graduation ceremonies, 
and special student services. 
They have had nostudent mem- 
bers this year. In fact, until 
contacted for this information. 

the chairman (a faculty mem- 
ber) was unaware that he was 
supposed to have students 
among the membership of his 

The Curriculum Committee 
approves new course offerings, 
recommends on the removal 
of others, and prepares the 
academic with two student 
members. Two Senators were 
serving. One stated that the 
committee met once a week 
in the beginning of the year 
but that the meetings have 
fallen off to the point where 
he hasn't heard anything for 
about two months. The other 
Senator Committee-member 
dropped out of school and was 
not replaced on thecommittee. 

The Conduct Committee 
which reviews cases of student 
misconduct is well staffed with 
student members and, accord- 
ing to the faculty chairman, 
these students do their job very 
conscientiously. The com- 
mittee is made up of five in- 
structors and three students 
who meet to consider serious 
violations of the student con- 
duct code. 

The Traffic Appeals Com- 
mittee has the best student 
participation of any of the stu- 
dent-faculty committees. In 
fact, this committee which 
hears cases involving traffic vi- 
olations, has had trouble keep- 
ing faculty members. 

Student representatives are 
also included on many special 
committees formed by the ad- 
ministration or the faculty 
ministration or the faculty 
senate. The committee which 
ran the March bond referen- 
dum included a student, as did 
the committee which planned 
and conducted the May 3rd 

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dedication ceremonies. The 
committee that interviewed 
candidates for the position of 
Dean of Career Programs had 
a student representative early 
in the year. Ron Raup, SSHC 
president served there until his 
resignation; the senate never 
replaced him out of that com- 

The third and final function 
of the Student Senate, that of 
recommending to the college 
administration and the Board 
of Trustees, has been fulfilled 
to some extent during this past 

The Senate recommended 
that better lighting be provided 
on the sidewalks between the 
buildings and the parking lots; 
temporary lights, affixed to 
trucks, were provided. 

The recommendation was 
made that Harper add football 
to its athletic program. This 
proposal is still being con- 
sidered, most likely for the 
1971 season. 

The SSHC asked that postal 
and check-cashing services be 
made available to thestudents. 
Personal checks up to ten dol- 
lars can now be cashed in the 
Bookstore. Stamps can also be 
purchased in the bookstore, 
but to date, the Post Office in 
Palatine has refused to place 
3 mailbox on campus. 

The Senate asked that the 
Building and Grounds Depart- 
nent provide emergency road 
ervice to students, faculty, and 
itaff who have car problems, 
fhis proposal was battered 
aack and forth between Cam- 
ijus Safety and the SSHC. It was 
lung on who was to pay for the 
equipment needed to provide 
■uch a service. And that is 
vhere it hangs. 

A recommendation was for- 
warded to the administration 
asking that trash containers be 
provided for the college center 
lounge. They were provided. 

The Senate also drew up the 
proposal for the Moratorium 
Day activities October 15th. In 
essence the proposal asked that 
students be allowed to attend 
the activities in the College 
Center at their own discretion 
and that they not be penalized 
by their instructors for such 
participation if it kept them 
from class. Except for the 
penalty clause theproposal was 
accepted. Business as usual pre- 

That, then, is a summary of 
the activities of theHarperCol- 
lege Student Senate, 1969- 

1970 session. They have ful- 
filled their responsibilities to 
the clubs and organizations 
fairly well and have provided 
a reasonable amount of social 
events. The Senate's problem 
with many of their student- 
faculty committee responsibil- 
ities was the same as the prob- 
lem they have faced in their 
internal operations— respon- 
sible people, or the lack of 
such. They have forwarded nu- 
merous recommendations to 
the administration of the col- 
lege, however, it would be un- 
fair to attribute the success of 
all the successful proposals to 
the Senate since many of them 
were in the works before the 
Senate's recommendation. 

What lies ahead forthe1970- 

1971 Senate seems to be a 
repetition of history. 

In the Spring of 1970 elec- 
tions were held for five SSHC 
officers and 10 Senators. A total 
of 397 votes were cast by a 
student body which numbered 

close to 4600 students. Five 
officers were elected— pres- 
ident, vice-president, treasurer, 
recording secretary, and cor- 
responding secretary. (No one 
ran for corresponding sec- 
retary, the office was filled by 
a run-off between the three 
write-in candidates; and the 
vice-president, the treasurer, 
and the recordingsecretary ran 
unopposed). Senatorial elec- 
tions were held after this writ- 
ing but the trend seems to be 
following last years election 

The purpose of this article is 
not to reprimand or chastise 
the SSHC, for that is an organ- 
ization well-founded and with 
valid function. But this writing 
is meant to remind those stu- 
dents who vote (and the ma- 
jority who don't) and those 
students who run for office 
and are elected, that the work 
does not end immediatelyafter 
the votes are counted. Once 
elected, no matter how small 
the voter turnout, those stu- 
dents have the responsibility 
of fulfilling, and fulfilling well, 
the functions of the Harper 
College Student Senate. The 
SSHC as is and as it has been 
very closely resembles a game 
of musical chairs, without the 

Halcyon compliments those 
Senators and officers who have 
seen their responsibility, and 
(because of those who haven't) 
have worked twice as hard to 
fulfill it. But, in the same way. 
Halcyon feels that those Sen- 
ators and officers of the SSHC, 
present and yet to come, must 
either realize and bear their 
responsibilities or continue to 
play the game .... some- 
where where there is music. 

After long, intense, and tiring re- 
search a new and startling find has 
been made by Halcyon. It seems that 
out here among the student body of 
Harper College there is an evil 
demon at work, his name is Apathy. 
Yea, you guessed right: That's the 
guy who comes up behind you and 
says don't do it, it's a waste of time, 
and who cares anyway? He got to 
you! Huh! And that's why you're 
not going to read this . . . 

Oh! Well, as long as you know 
what's making you feel that way, 
maybe we could work out a cure 
together and make the Halcyon staff 

What do you mean you don'twant 
to be cured? Aren't you idealistic, 
concerned and interested inthewel- 
fare of man? How can you say and 
do nothing? It's easy huh, your ideal 
is to roll the perfect one,you'recon- 
cerned about Harper's mod squad 
and because no one else gives a 
damn. It's a big enough job caring 
about your own welfare. Apathy has 
quite a hold on you doesn't he? 

Yeah, I guess so, but if you're going 
to sit there and tell me how bad 
I am and how I hurt everybody you 
can forget it. 

Well OK I won't, but did you ever 
want to join a club, go out for a 
team, work for student publications 
or be in the Student Senate? 

/ wanted to join a club, but I 
think some of the activities are kind 
of childish, maybe it's because I 
don't look so good, and people in 
clubs aren't real anyway. I wanted 
to join the baseball team and one 
day I even asked a gym teacher. He 
told me that I would have to see 
this one guy and that I had better 
get my hair cut before that. I didn't 
go. Being in the Student Senate 
might be fun but everybody knows 

they are just puppets for the admin- 
istration and anyway I'm not good 
at being a two faced goodie-goodie 
in the ding-dong school honor 

How about the student publica- 
tions? I mean you sound like a real 
sincere person and they need people 
who know how the students feel. 

Are you kidding whenever I got a 
paper back from an English teacher 
it looked like a red ink road map. 
I can't write for a publication. I 
just don't feel qualified or confident 

Do you think there are a lot of 
students like yourself that would, in 
a small way, like to get doing some- 
thing at Harper? 

Yeah, I suppose they would, but it's 
like, when I went to high school, 
there were the kids who got on the 
honor roll, and joined all the clubs, 
and were always doing stuff around 
the school. The teachers knew them 
all and always said, ''Hi!" And there 
were kids like myself, we worked 
after school; we didn't get such good 
grades; and somehow doingthings in 
clubs and other stuff just didn't seem 
like fun. I guess maybe some people 
fit and others just don't. 

What do you mean some fit and 
others don't? 

Well it's just that you don't feel 
comfortable around people that al- 
ways get really good grades. They 
make you feel small by comparison 
and getting enough confidence to do 
things is hard. 

Do you think that grades have 
anything to do with your notgetting 
into things at college? 

Sure that'swhat I'vebeensayingall 
along. I guess the school has made 
me feel pretty bad and a lot of 
others, too. It's like you just want 
to get away from it, so I stay as 





long as I have to, and then go. It's 
jut not a happy place for me and 
well maybe if I did do something I 
would just be graded and told to go 
because they could find somebody 

Do you think Harper is a bad 

No, not at all, it's a nice place. I 
know there are places that the kids 
say are better, but Harper's not a 
bad place. I'm just happier outside 
the school because of my grades I 
guess. I mean I know it's important 
to go to college and to try hard and 
everything but I get this feeling, and, 
well, I just think there's no sense 
trying. When I'm not at hiarper or 
my job, I work on my car. People 
compliment me about my car and 
maybe there are more important 
things than a pile of steel; but I 
learn a lot about cars, and I feel 
good when I work on it because 
I know people will say things, well, 
that build a person up. The only 
thing wrong is that I don't want to 
be a mechanic. I want to go to 
school, but I wish people would 
make me feel like going and trying. 
The way they do with the car. 

Do you think you'll ever get those 
good grades? 

/ don't know. I've got this one 
class I like and there is a good 
chance for an "A". It wouldn't make 
me an "^A" student, but it would 
sure feel good. I guess it would be 
like Harper opened up in the mid- 
dle and said "/ like you kid." I know 
when I did the homework I'd know 
there was a reason, like with the car, 
and I wouldn't mind doingthework. 

Do you think you would get into 
the activities here at Harper if you 
got the grade? 

Well it's only one grade and I 
still have to work, but I think it 

would be easier to give it a try. 
I guess if somebody is good to you 
it's easier to be a part of what their 
thing is, like educational activities 
I guess. 

What about the mean time, just 
work and the car? 

Yeah that's about it. I'm too small 
to solve the world's problems and 
I know it might not be true, but 
learning here at Harper, well it's 
like 'we don't really need you son.' 
I suppose being a young person in 
a world that could blow up at any 
second, I should know exactly what 
things I should be doing. I just don't 
have the energy when it comes to 
school and activities. The school 
doesn't care about methat'stheway 
I see it and if that makes me bad, 
well, I'll have to live with it. 

Hey, are you going to your car, 
I'd like to look at it. 

Yeah, do you want to smoke this 
on the way? Sure, yeah you feel 
good with what you have. I guess 
maybe just one would make me 
feel better but, this is pretty good 

Hey look at that sunset. I guess 
tomorrow's going to be a nice day. 

Take another pull on this; man 
there may not be a tomorrow. 

Apathy what a ridiculous subject. 

Yes it is. 

Your car really looks great. 







Hi!, Harry Flunkowski here again 
for Halcyon. This issue I intend to 
take an informed uninformed lookat 
another portion of our campus— our 
exotic cafeteria. This tour is one of 
the more unusual on campus in that 
it's one way. After one trip to the 
cafeteria you usually find yourself 
in poverty, raked of every cent you 
have. This fleecing of students and 
faculty has caused numerous finan- 
cial downfalls. 

As official tour guide, I feel it is 
important that we all remember the 
motto of our Food Service Depart- 
ment as we travel intotheunknown: 
Over the lips, over the gums, watch 
out stomach, here it comes! Please 
notice that while most students are in 
their eight o'clock classes sleeping 
unaware, countless Phyllis Dillers 
of the Betty Crocker set areswinging 
into action, serving breakfast, and 
squeezing chickensforthatscrummy 
"wringed-out chicken noodlesoup." 
Let me point out that the hours of 
operation are perhaps one of the 
more sensible things served the stu- 
dents. The doors open at seven 
o'clock in the morning, and close 
at eight P.M., or whenever the last 
ambulance has left, whichever 
comes first. 

This next part of the tour consists 
of facts. Since two thousand to 
twenty-five hundred people pass 
through the orange doors daily, our 
Food Service Department must be 
applauded as one of the biggest 
bunko palaces in existance. Never 
in the history of this country have 
people paid so much, and receixed 
so little. Except of course, during 
income tax time every year. It might 
be of interest to you touring masses 
that in recognition of this achieve- 
ment, the Food Service Department 
of Harper College is to receive the 
"Capitalist Achievement Award for 
1970." This award is given to any 
department who under the mask of 
providing a service tothestudentsof 
Harper College, use their captive 
audience to inflate the economy. 

Let me introduce you to the in- 
ternal organization of this depart- 
ment. While on the touryou've prob- 
ably noticed that this department 
has actually allowed students to 
work within the regime. Thestudents 

who work in the Food Services pro-^ 
gram can be identified by their white' 
coats and hurried pace. The white' 
coats cover numerous scars where 
they were beaten for not putting 
the cherries artistically amid the 
cottage cheese. (The hurried pace 
usually means one of thesupervisors 
is after them). Freshmen do various: 
jobs like salad making, cooking and; 
clean-up (Mostly clean-up). Sopho-; 
mores dabble in the art of ordering' 
and menu planning ( Prove it). They 
also cater parties and banquets held 
at the college (But rarely cater to] 
students). In this way students get 
a total outlookonfood management; 
(Also more tips). \ 

Oh yes, here's another little item; 
you might be interested in. Last fall 
there were adozenstudents working 
in the cafeteria. However, due to in-' 
compafable schedules, littlepay, and 
less chance for advancement, most! 
left. Perhaps while working within' 
the system they saw, or smelled,! 
something that most students didn't 
like. Don't be discouraged however,; 
as part of the tour you get to smell 
it too. [ 

John Januszko of Food Services 
states that the goal of the cafeteria 
is not profit, but to keep the oper-; 
ation on a break-even basis (Right; 
now it's breaking the students). Al- 
though food is purchased at regular 
market prices, it is unfortunate that- 
Food Services Department can't bet-l 
ter utilize their Food Service stu-' 
dents in order to cut costs. Sincei 
I have you people on tour, this isi 
the best time to show you first hand 
how to operate a new college, 
cafeteria. ^ 

The use of competitive prices for; 
hamburgers and french fries is ab-i 
surd. First, the quality of the product; 
is not one bit competative, nor is the 
market. When there isacaptiveaudi-! 
ence there is no competition. Most; 
of the hamburgers are baked dry| 
before the student gets them. This' 
comes from prolonged baking under; 
the heat lamps. You will notice that 
the only big difference between the: 
maxi-burger and mini-burger is thatj 
the maxi-burger's bun is blown full 
of air! If mass production is the 
answer, then the college best go to 
an automated setup. Right now this 

department profits by educating 
Food Service students, for they use 
them within the system. However it 
is the student body who really pays 
for the education in the end. 

While giving this tour I should 
note that the department should be 
commended for keeping cokes, cof- 
fee and entrees below competative 
prices. However, the constant charg- 
ing for "extra" crackers with your 
soup is going too far. It is no secret 
that it costs more to fancy up that 
dish of cottage cheese, but unfor- 
tunately, again it is the studentbody 
who pays for it. If the college wants 
to teach students how to artistically 
design a salad, then let the college 
absorb the cost, not the students. 

Even with all this, every tour has 
its brighter side. Realistically we 
must commend the efforts of this 
department for their hot meal pro- 
gram, for it draws few complaints. 
Although the price is often too high, 
at least you can eat the product. 

For you people who are interested 
in figures, in an average week, 750 
pounds of french fries, 200 pounds 
of hamburger, 40 pounds of hot 
dogs, and 60 to 80 gallons of chili 
are consumed. Since a majority of 
the Food Service business is in short 
order items, then the quality of that 
service must improve. Nolongercan 
the students be expected to pay for 
service that isn't provided. Since 
our cafeteria is self service, there is 
no basisforcompetitive prices. Wake 
up Food Service. 

Well, that ends our informative 
four of our cafeteria. If you have 
any complaints voice them with the 
Food Service Department, or take 
>'our business elsewhere. Lower 
prices will mean fewer tours! 


It was over one hundred years ago 
when the revolution started. Be- 
tween the years 1917 and 1920 a 
brazen young tart, Alice Paul, foun- 
der of the National Women's Party 
(NWP), picketed, lobbied, heckled 
top politicians, built "watch fires," 
and obstructed traffic on Pennsyl- 
vania Avenue to further the revolu- 
tion. She was a major force in Presi- 
dent Wilson's struggle to procure the 
votes needed for the passage of the 
19th Ammendment. When it was 
passed the revolution did not end, for 
it was never intended to end there. 
On the contrary, that was just the 

The beginning of what, you may 
ask. If you are not up on the Amend- 
ments, you will never understand 
this article. The 19th Amendment 
gave women the right to vote. In 
regard to this passage, one elderly 
man stated; "Ever since they gave 
women the right, Elsie, my wife, 
hasn't shut up!" That students, is 
the crux of the revolution. The revo- 
lution is comprised of Women's Lib- 
eration groups that have sprung up 
all over the country. These groups 
range from the very radical (end to 
all male-female relationships) to the 
more conventional way of thinking 
(job equality). All however, are 
united in one goal; the end to sex 
discrimination so that someday Elsie 
and millions of other women will 
have the right to say "I" and have it 
mean something. 

You may beaskingyourself, "What 
has this to do with me?" For many 
of the students at Harper this will 
be the last semester in school be- 
fore entering the big, bad business 
bag. There is no exaggeration in de- 
scribing it that way, as many of you 
already know. Boys you are going 
to have a rough time finding the 
"right" job, but it could be worse, 
you might be a girl. 

The average girl when she com- 
pletes her education seeks a job in 
the white collar industry. She then 
faces something she has heard about 
but never dreamed would affect 
her— job discrimination based on 
sex. For example, a male graduate 
is given an aptitude test — a female 
graduate is given a typing test; 
women are disqualified from many 

top jobs because they don't have 
wives; a malebanktellerearns$5.00 
to $100.00 more than a female 
teller; in certain fields $12,000.00 
is the maximum salary a woman can 
earn, regardless of talent and ex- 

Why does this happen and what 
is being done? The answer to "why" 
is obvious. It follows our sociali- 
zation process. Girls traditionally 
have been brought up to be sweet 
little charmers; intelligence and tal- 
ent have not been stressed as much 
as a woman's end goal — mother- 
hood. On the other hand, boys are 
trained and expected to be physi- 
cally competent, domineering, and 
intelligent— their end goal being that 
of acquiring a challenging and satis- 
fying job. This is cutting the"why's" 
short but the important thing now is 
to seek solutions— what is being done 
to correct this misconception. 

One of the oldest and stablest of 
the feminine organizations NOW, 
the National Organization for Wo- 
men, is not restricted to women, 
the brochure describes its members 
as: "... a group of men and wo- 
men, dedicated to action which will 
change theconditionswhich prevent 
women from developing to their 
full potential." 

Yes, something is being done. At 
present NOW is actively supporting 
the repeal of abortion laws and 
passage of the Equal Rights Amend- 
ment, which would alter the Con- 
stitution to provide the "equality of 
rights under the law shall not be 
denied or abridged by the United 
States or by any state on account 
of sex." Members are also working 
toward a revision of divorce and 
alimony arrangements, and practice; 
provision of maternity rights (allow- 
ing women to take a leave of ab- 
sence and return within a reason- 
able time after childbirth without 
loss of credits or seniority); expan- 
sion of child care services; and a 
campaign to change themassme- 
dia's portrayal of women. 

If NOW doesn't answer yourneeds 
there are other organizations that 
might. These groups state they are 
working towardsequality forwomen 
when in fact they are supporting 
feminine supremacy. WITCH (Wo- 

men's International Terrorist Con- 
spiracy from Hell) has amostbizarre 
goal. Their aim is to wipe out the 
commercial image of feminine 
beauty. By this they mean doing 
away with make-up (you will never 
take my chemistry set away from 
me!), forgetting about diets and fig- 
ures(pleasant thought— it will never 
work), and clothing that enhances 
a woman's beauty. Then there is 
SCUM (Society for Cutting Up Men), 
which declares men to be biolog- 
ically deficient and socially 

Finally, there are the Feminists, 
the most radical of all liberation 
groups. Thisorganization never loses 
sight of the fact that the male is 
the oppressor and the female is 
the oppressed. This situation, being 
caused by the male-female role sys- 
tem, will be completely abolished; 
the Feminists now denounce all in- 
stitutions that encourage this role 
playing— i.e., love, sexand marriage. 
The members look to a time in the 
future when all births will be ex- 
trauterine, the children will be raised 
by communal efforts, and women 
once and for all will cease to be 
the persecuted members of the race. 

if the latter dogmas are just a tad 
hard to digest then let us, as edu- 
cated and responsible beings focus 
in on one goal in particular— that 
of changing the image of the fe- 
male in society. 

The school environment is an ex- 
cellent place to start. Girls, if you are 
aware of a specific expertise, de- 
velop it and let others become aware 
of the forte. Let's assume you possess 
a flair for writing or speaking, or 
perhaps your mathematical abilities 
are astounding and you plan on pur- 
suing a career in this field; start 
gelling and screamingnow whileyou 
are in school. Tell people "I am a 
great writer," or "As an accountant 
there is no one better." Remember 
girls you are a minority group and 
you will have to work that much 
larder to prove yourself In any field 
jf challenge; school is the ideal 
Diace to begin. 

It was stated before that many 
/vomen are denied job opportunities 
because they don't have wives. What 
s meant by this is, many times the 

excuse given to women in regards to 
why a man in the same position, 
same experience, and same back- 
ground is given more money is "He 
is supporting a family." Dont' fall 
for this illogical and unethical ex- 
planation! Business has never been 
known as an altruistic force in main- 
taining the family structure. People 
are hired according to their indi- 
vidual talents, not according to the 
size of the family (or at least they 
should be). 

Speaking of the family, equality 
should not stop at the close of a 
business day. We are the parents 
of the next generation and our big- 
gest aim should be to instill a sense 
of self-confidence in our children. 
Equality for women in effect, boils 
down to self confidence. If the plight 
of the woman today werecompared 
to the civil rights movement, we 
would see similarities. What possible 
mode of support could a white su- 
premist use to substantiate his posi- 
tion? He is neither logical orethical, 
he is however, emotional. TheNegro 
poses a th reat to the white supremist. 
Why? because the white supremist 
lacks self-confidence. This concept 
also applies to the male supremist; 
the one who categorizes all females 
as "dumb broads". 

Our generation prides itself in 
having Utopian goals. Coals that 
are free of prejudice and discrimin- 
ation. Granted these aims may seem 
far fetched and quite aways from 
reality but as students with an edu- 
cation to support our stance, we 
should pursue them. This country 
was built on idealism, women like 
Alice Paul ranted and raved until 
their goals were attained. Don't let 
the revolution die girls, getout there 
and scream a little so that someday 
no one (not even a woman) will be 
a victim of discrimination. 


Eileen Burns 

"This seems to be one of our more popular Career 

"Gosh Harv— shouldn't you use a glass 
\y like everyone else?" 

"Are all Child Psychology instructors so 

"I think someone should check out this new 
Sociology Professor." 


I Gosh Harv — I think your car is interesting 
|ut I just don't know." 

Lynette's Look 

a job well done 

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In September of 1969 Harper Col 
lege entered the intercollegiate ath- 
letic wars for the second time. Since 
then, Harper teams, participating 
in seven sports, have posted an over- 
all record of 76-wins and 31-losses. 
But even this record does not show 
the success that the intercollegiat 
athletic programs has had. 

The teams whose seasons are now 
complete, posted a second and a 
third in conference play, a second 
in Region IV competition, and a 
14th place finish in a National meet 
Also from the Harper programcame 
one National Champ-All-American 
and one near miss All-American. 

Cross-country held a dual meet 
record of 11 -wins, 2-losses; took 
second place in the conference; and 
second place in the Region IV meet 
Jim McNider placed 21st in the Na 
tional meet, one second behind the 
twentieth man named All-American. 

The Harper Golf Squad came in 
with an undefeated dual meet sea- 
son, 20-0. The team went on to take 
third place in the conference meet 

Basketball, the only team with a 
losing record, went 7-18 for the 
season, setting Harper College for 
the number of basketball games 
won in a season. 

On the wrestling mats Harper won 
18 dual meets while losing only 
6, placed 14th in the Nationals, and 
added Tom Nuesus' name to the 
list of Ail-Americans. 

As of this writing, the Track and 
Field team has posted a 10-1 dual 
record, losing only to the college 
of DuPage, a perennial power. The 
tennis team, which has never lost a 
dual meet to a two-year college, is 
7-1 in dual competition. The one 
loss came at the hands of Eastern 
Illinois University. And, the baseball 
entry holds a record of ten wins 
and three losses. 

It has been a successful season for 
all concerned, even though most of 
Harper's continued to use rented 
facilities for practice and homecom- 
petition. Our congratulations to the 
coaches and especially to the 










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by 0. Keith Wanke 






There is a place at Harper 
College where topics ranging 
from premarital sex to analyt- 
ical geometry are discussed 
frankly and without restraint. 
At this place a large number of 
people, sometimes as many as 
300, gather for supposed class 
lectures. These places that I 
speak of are the large and 
medium lecture hallsinEbuild- 
ing which were designed for 
many of the basic 101 social 
science courses. 

Community Colleges such as 
Harper were established with 
the intention of removing pres- 
sures of overcrowding from the 
four year state col leges and uni- 
versities. Many students and ed- 
ucators have complained that 
the four year colleges have al- 
most completely wiped the in- 
dividual from the educational 
scene. At the state colleges, 
classes with enrollments ex- 
ceeding 200 or 300 are very 
common. For this reason one 
of the most basic concepts of 
the community college is to 
create a closer and more per- 
sonal relationship betweenstu- 
dent and professor. Many stu- 
dents first attended a commu- 
nity college in an attempt to 
prepare themselves for a four 
year institution. Others hoped 
that their individuality would 
be better preserved if they at- 
tended a college such as Har- 

A false belief that many peo- 
ple have is that students who 
transfer to Harper from a four 
year college did so because 
they flunked out. The truth, 
however, is quite the opposite. 
The vast majority of transfer 
students came into Harper in 
good academic standing. Many 
of these transfer studentscame 
to Harper because they were 
terribly disappointed with the 
large state colleges. They 
wanted more personal relation- 
ships with their professors. The 
cliche of being just a computer 
number at a large college is 
old, yet for these transfer stu- 
dents it proved to be all too 

You can imagine the shock 
to many of these students who 
came to Harper when they 
found themselves once again 

in large lecture classes where 
they have little or no personal 
contact with their professors. 

How, then, do Harper stu- 
dents view large group lec- 
tures? This was the topic for 
a survey paper prepared by 
Michael Ostrowski, assistant 
professor of psychology at Har- 
per College. Ostrowski con- 
structed the survey because he 
believed that many students 
were unsatisfied with the at- 
mosphere of the lecture halls 
and the classes conducted with- 
in them. 

The questionnaire that was 
distributed to introductory psy- 
chology classes, each with 300 
students, consisted of 20 ques- 
tions. Nineteen of the 20 ques- 
tions were forced choices re- 
quiring a yes/no/at times an- 

The twentieth question was 
an open-ended question that 
allowed students to write any 
additional comments which 
they had concerning the large 

Some interesting questions 
and responsesfromOstrowski's 
survey are as follows: 

Do you find the environment 
disturbing in the large lecture 
hall, making concentration dif- 
ficult? 211 yes/ 255 no/ 146 
at times. 

In this question there is al- 
most a 50/50 split in the num- 
ber of students who thought 
that the large lectures were 
conducive to concentration. 
Apparently, those who were in 
the mid-section of the lecture 
hall found concentration some- 
what easier than those located 
in the rear of the hall. One ex- 
planation of this is that those in 
front of the hall engage in less 
conversation than those in the 

rear of the hall. 

Can you contribute youi 
ideas in the large lecture? 67 
yes/ 466 no/ 79 at times. 

Evidently an overwhelming 
majority of students feel thai 
they cannot contribute any of 
their ideas in the large lecture 
hall. We all know how difficult 
it is for many people to speak 
their mind when in a small 
class; when put in with 300 
other people this task becomes 
nearly impossible. 

Do you find yourself person- 
ally involved with your instruc- 
tor in the large lecture hall? 
41 yes/ 436 no/ 135 at times. 

A majority of students feel 
that they have no personal in- 
volvement with their instructor 
in the large lecture haNs. In 
such a situation there are just 
too many people to allow you' 
to feel that you are recognized 
as an individual. 

Do you favor large lecture 
over small (125 or 30 students) 
in a self-contained class? 1641 
yes/ 344 no/ 104 at times. 

Here again one can see that! 
a majority of students prefer! 
small self-contained classes to'* 
the large lecture classes. 

From the results of Ostrow- 
ski's survey one can see that 
many students are dissatisfied 
with the large lecture classes. 

Many of the first semester 
Introduction to Psychology clas- 
ses proved to be a farce on the 
educational system. Once stu- 
dents found out thatthey could 
pass examinations by studying 
the chapter tests in the psy- 
chology workbooks, they had 
no second thoughts about 
ditching a lecture. 

If you knew someone who 
you thought might do better 
than yourself on an examina- 




The Small Confined Classes 

tion, all you had to do was to 
give that person your student 
l.D. number for the computer 
test blank. The idea that an 
instructor might recognizeyour 
replacement did not deter 
many students from attempting 
such a scheme. 

Another innovative flop in 
the large lecture system was the 
discussion sections which when 
originally planned were to be 
small classes in which students 
might not have the same in- 
structor for discussion sections 
as they did for the large lec- 
tures. Because of this, discus- 
sion sections would often just 
discuss the same material as 
had the instructor during the 
large lectures. 

As the semester dragged on, 
fewer and fewer students at- 
tended the lectures and discus- 
sion sections. Some stopped 
going entirely, showing uponly 
for examinations. 

What brought about this re- 
jection of the lecture system by 
many students? The only an- 
swer is a multi-cause explana- 
tion. The following are some 
actual complaints registered by 
students in regard to the large 
lecture system: 

'M found that if I could not 
understand something in the 
large lecture I would tend to 
forget about it by the time I 
got to discussion.' 

''The large lecture hall 
tended to be extremely noisy 
and it was very difficult to con- 

"It was possible to get a C 
grade without ever coming to 
any lecture at all." 

"Because of the extremely 
large size it was difficult for 
the instructors to maintain con- 
trol over the noise or the in- 

terest level." 

"I found the large lecture 
very ineffective, a lousy place 
to learn." 

"In the exceptionally large 
lectures I had the feeling of 
being lost in a crowd. I like 
to have the kind of feeling that 
I am not just a number." 

"A big problem that all of 
the instructors have to solve 
is how to maintain order and 
discipline in a lecture hall and 
keep out those individualswho 
wish to discuss personal dating, 
habits, etc." 

"One of the reasons I left a 
large university was because 
of the large lecture halls and I 
came to Harper for small clas- 
ses and was very disappointed." 

"Without forced attendance 
there was really no incentive 
to attend the class." 

"Some grade should begiven 
for attendance in the large lec- 
ture and quiz sections." 

"I myself found that I needed 
the motivation supplied by in- 
class student-teacher relation- 

"The anonymity of the large 
lectureseems to alienate many 
people. There was no feeling 
that the class was a personal 

"Because the large lectures 
are so impersonal I can never 
become involved with the in- 

"There must be a way tostop 
the amount of cheating going 
on— it is a well known fact that 
cheating is prominent." 

"Psychology and Sociology 
are very personal intimate type 
subjects that should be taught 
on a very small group basis." 

"Not being able to comment 
on a teacher's ideas restricts 


"It was kind of a sterile meth- 
od of being taught -I felt like 
I was some kind of machine. 

"I felt the concept of a large 
lecture was not only in dis- 
cord with the philosophy of 
Harper in the community col- 
lege movement, but often re- 
moved the student from being 
a personal individual." 

The proceeding opinions may 
in fact offer some explanation 
for the general dissatisfaction 
among students concerning the 
large lectures. 

Ideas and opinions for ways 
in which to improve the large 
lecture were also expressed in 
the survey. Some of these ideas 
are as follows: 

"Instructors must definitely 
keep peoplequiet in the lecture 

"The instructor should create 
the kind of atmosphere in the 
large lecture that keeps the 
students from being afraid to 
ask questions or from worry- 
ing about being embarrassed." 

"An improved P. A. system is 

"Quiet must be maintained 
in the large lecture hall even 
to the point of asking those 
students who continue to taiki 
to leave." 

"I think attendance would be 
improved if the exams con- 
tained some particular material 
covered in the lecture hall thjt 
was not in the textbook or 

Many changes have occured 

in the large lectures since Os- 
trowski's survey was taken dur- 
ing the Fall semester of 1969, 
and many more changes are 
in store for the near future. 
Larry King, chairman of the 
Social Science division, realized I 

the need for improvement and 
began to make some changes 
in the large lectures during 
the Spring 1970 semester. 

Whenever it is possible to do 
so, attempts will be made to 
reduce the number of students 
in the large lectures. It is also 
possible that in the near future 
,many of the lectures will be 
limited to 150 students instead 
of the present 300. However if 
smaller lectures are to be es- 
tablished, then an additional 
number of instructors must be 
hired to carry the increase load 
in classes. With the recent de- 
j'eat of the college bond refer- 
l^ndum the funds for hiring ad- 
ditional instructors are not 
.available yet if the standards of 
|sducation at Harper aretocon- 
jinually improve, the funds 
Inust be made available. 

in a class of 300 students 
here may be only 15 or 20 
'eal "goof-offs" yet when 300 
tudents are present it becomes 
/ery difficult to separate these 
'goof-offs" from the mass. 
A/hen a lecture consists of 150 
itudents there may still be 10 
'goof-offs" but because of the 
iecrease instudents, the"goof- 
|)ffs" can be separated and 
!)rder may be maintained with 
ess difficulty. The fewer the 
lumber in a class or lecture, 
lopefully the more individual 
iittention the students will be 

ble to receive. Such attention 
inust be continually strived for 
f Harper is to fulfill the true 
)hilosophy of the community 

Another change which has 
iilready taken place is the new 
)olicy regarding the type of 
;xams given. Before thechange 

tandard departmental exams 
ivere being used by all the in- 

structors. This meant that each 
instructor would have to cover 
certain amounts of material be- 
fore the exam, even if students 
were confused with what was 
being taught. With the new poli- 
cy the departmental exams 
have been doneaway with, and 
each instructor will now con- 
duct his classes at the speed 
with which he feels that the stu- 
dents can handle. This will un- 
doubtedly encourage a greater 
number of students to become 
more involved with the class, 
since a more meaningful and 
detailed explanation of the ma- 
terial covered will now be pos- 

Many instructors have incor- 
porated the idea of including 
on the exam, questions on ma- 
terial which was covered in the 
lecture. Before this change, 
some classes such as Introduc- 
tion to Physcology had ques- 
tions from only the text and 
workbook included in their ex- 
ams. Forthis reason alone many 
students felt it unnecessary to 
attend the lecture. Now that 
a substantial number of exam 
questions will be taken from the 
lecture, attendance is expected 
to increase. 

Another problem which is 
slated for change is the incon- 
sistancey which exists between 
instructors of the large lectures 
and those of discussion sec- 
tions. This problem arosewhen 
all the lectures for a particular 
course were listed, then sepa- 
rately all the discussion classes 
were listed on thecoursesheet. 
Because of this method, a ran- 
dom selection of discussion sec- 
tions. This problem arosewhen 
all the lectures for a particular 
course were listed, then sepa- 
rately all the discussion classes 

were listed on thecoursesheet. 
Because of this method, a ran- 
dom selection of discussion sec- 
tions was made and chances 
are that students did not re- 
ceive the same instructor for 
both their large lectureanddis- 
cussion section. This meantthaf 
an even greater gap of con- 
fusion was formed between the 
student and the instructor. 

Beginning next semester all 
the classes taught by a particu- 
lar instructor as well as all of 
his discussion sections will be 
listed together. This means that 
each student will have thesame 
instructor for both lecture and 
discussion sections. 

For the most part the large 
lecture system as introduced in 
the Fall semester of 1969, was 
in the large lectures have al- 
ready been made, and hope- 
fully theirs will become a func- 
tional part of the community 
college educational system. 

Paradise in tiie l(eys (Piano 

by Joyce Eisei 

Though it is known to only 
choice few, the east end of th 
cafeteria shields from allcivilizatio 
the existence of the Music Depar 
ment of Harper College. Here i 
this semi-soaked corner of theworl 
the Harper College Band, Orchestra 
Jazz Band, Choir, and Brass Quinte 
practice, and study music to insur 
quality and excellence in concet 

Until the recent concert given i 
the college center, few people re 
alized that a music department e> 
isted. After the concert, student 
and faculty alike realized the fin 
musicians Harper keeps tucked awa 
in its Music Department, and tha 
there are hard-working music st 
dents with real talent. Severs 
teachers and office personal wer 
kind, and thoughtful enough toshov 
their interest and approval by senc 
ingjoe BobTillotson, oneof Harper' 
Music Directors, letters of congratt 

Students who major in music ar 
exceptionally dedicated student 
and often go outside of school pla\ 
ing jobs as professionals. One trurrj 
pet player receives35dollarsforon 
performance, and Harper's Bras 
Quintet has played at the Holida i. 
Inn on Algonquin Road as pre 
fessional musicians. Those are ju5 
a few of the student membersofou 
Music Department, who have reprc 
sented Harper College in the sui 
rounding communities. Harper' 
Brass Quintet has only been in ex 
istence for one and one-half seme; 
ters, yet they are proficient enoug 
to represent this college, whic^ 
proves that, our Music students ar 
anything but rinky-dink. 

The Music Directors should not gi 
unnoticed either. Tillotson, directo 
of the concert band, Jazz Band, Ot 

chestra, and Brass Quintet has qual- 
ifications such as a Bachelor of Fine 
Arts and a Masters in Musicfrom the 
University of New Mexico, and a 
Ph.D., from Northwestern University. 
Regardless of what some students 
have to say about Harper ensembles, 
because of Tillotson and Jerry Da- 
vidson, Harper's Music Department 
'is first rate. 

I Davidson, director of the Choir, 
!Music History instructor, and theory 
instructor (where music students 
ijearn what it's all about) has a 
•Bachelor of Music, from the Univer- 
'sity of Arkansas, and a Masters in 
'Music from Union Theological 

' Both instructors rank high in the 
imusic field and work hard to insure 
'quality in concerts. The quality of our 
jinstructors gives Harper a Music De- 
ipartment worth being proud of. It 
lis also due to their hard work that 
iJHarper has a Music Department as 
Well equipped as ours is. 

The Music Department has the best 
'equipment money can buy. They 
'have recently invested in two grand 
'Dianos, tympany of thefinestquality, 

and twenty-four electronic pianos. 
The electronic pianos are used in 
an accredited course in piano in- 
struction, particularly for Music ma- 
jors. Next year, the Music Depart- 
ment will invest in a Moog Synthe- 
sizer, to help teach music theory. It 
is by far, a very well equipped de- 
partment, regardless of what some 
poor mis-informed students may be- 

This campus is not even a year 
old, yet it has left its mark on the 
communities surrounding it. The Mu- 
sic Department of our college has 
left the community with only good 
impressions of our students and the 
college, which is somethirng we 
should all be proud of. 

The Music Department, like all 
departments, has its share of prob- 
lems. The most obvious problem is 
the frequent flooding. Whenever a 
cloud appears in the sky, water ap- 
pears in the band room, the prac- 
tice rooms, and variousother places. 
The electronic piano class gets its 
share of water. (A big incentive to 
students to play the right notes in 
class) It is a problem that was at 

first taken rather lightly by the stu- 
dents, but is now one which has 
caused moss to grow on our hal- 
lowed walls, a rather unsightly scene. 

In spite of this problem, and many 
others, Harper'sMusic Department is 
still something to be proud of, be- 
cause of fine instructors and the qual- 
ity of the student musicians. 

Eventually the music department 
will have its own building, (minus 
water fallsandswimmingpools), and 
what is now the Music Department 
will become another reason for stu- 
dents to cut classes— a bowling alley. 

For those who think that Harper's 
Music Department is second rate, 
all this writer can say is that their 
knowledge of Harper College, its 
excellent equipment andstaff, is sec- 
ond rate. 

As of now, the only prerequisite to 
Harpers many musiccoursesisstrong 
interest and 'real' talent. As of yet 
swimming ability is not a require- 
ment, but on occasion hip boots (of 
only the latest fashion) are a ne- 
cessity, but there is always a per- 
cussion player on hand, well trained 
in the art of life-saving. 






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Whenever your thoughts 
dwell on what will happen to- 
morrow, the realization comes, 
that whatever will be, will be. 
First the thoughts are pleasant, 
and slowly, the excitement of 
those wonderful images fades, 
only to reveal a cold reality, 
and a very unsure future. 

So it is with Harper. There 
are those withering images of 
new buildings, expanding 
course offerings, greater ser- 
vice capacities, and all of this 
with creative, innovative, and 
experimental learning tech- 
niques. There is also the mem- 
ory of a bond issue that was 
defeated, two to one. Yes, 
what will be, will be. Yet 
those of us that are young; 
and less cynical (or maybe less 
realistic) see a great future for 

Harper is destined to become 
much more of a community 
servant than it is today. Why? 
The answer is simple. Learn- 
ing is good, and many more 
individuals from the various 
communities surrounding Har- 
per will be attending the col- 
lege. An increase is inevitable. 
And those students will be di- 
verse in age, occupation, and 
interest. In short. Harper is go- 
ing to teach a wider variety of 

And those students will be 
taught a wider variety of 
courses. This expansion is more 
than just an aim. Thecommun- 
ity will not support something 
that it cannot benefit from. 
The practical business man 
wants a practical course. The 
student of economic theory 
may want something else; but 
the community will be served. 
Not that the student will not 
be served. There will just be 
more diversity in the course 

The idea that anyone can go 
to college if he works hard is 
nothing new. The actual op- 
portunity is. Harper will prove 
to be a valuable asset to the 
surrounding communities. 
There are many reasons for the 
existance of a community col- 
lege. Themostimportantreason 
is that the community college 
provides any individual the op- 
portunity to attend college, in- 
expensively and conveniently. 
It may take years of adjusting 
for some students: a course 
here and a course there. But 
oneday the community will feel 
a sense of accomplishment 
gained from this improved edu- 
cational system. 

Harper will be the friendly 
Northwest giant; thosestudents 
that made Harper their first 
chance may become much 
more. The college is sure to 
have many former student 
back to speak, as respected 
members of their professions. 
And it will not be the college 
that gets the credit. Formally, 
yes, but in reality, the entire 
community that first gave that 
student a chance for higher 
education will reap the 
benefits. ^-o^-y., 

At present Harper is, ''brick- 
wise," about half finished. The 
student enrollment is expected 
to grow from the present 4600 
to between fifteen and twenty 
thousand during the next fif- 
teen years. This makes the need 
for larger and better facilities 

Harper now serves its com- 
munity by offeringcareertrain- 
ing in such fields as fire fight- 
ing, police science, dental hy- 
giene, and nursing. These pro- 
grams are certain to expand, 
and others will be added. 

There is a challenge, though. 
The productof education builds 
its reputation slowly. A college 
must always expand itself, try- 
ing to find that better way. The 
problem is simple; the college 
cannot innovate and be cre- 
ative if it is without moneyand 
has to scrape to pay instructors 
and janitors alike. Because of 
this the Board of Trustees is 
just too insecure. They, are 
afraid of losing the teetering 
support they now have. 

This leads to the destructive 
end. In the long run, the prod- 
uct will not have liked the fac- 
tory, and thus, will not add 
building support. 

It is often said that a dog 
resembles its master. Although 
it may not bequiteappropriate 
to compare Harper to a dog, 
the community college is fed by 
the community, and thecollege 
serves the community. Thus the 
community is the master and 
the college the dog. Just how 
will Harper's master fashion 
his dog? 

This master has a beautiful, 
as well as a practical side: con- 
trast a large, sunken, and car- 
pet surrounded fireplace, trees 
planted in concrete, and $400 

chairs, with the bare cemeni 
block of the classroom. The fu 
ture is to be similar; a touch oi 
extravagance and the evidence 
of a frugal mind blending tc 
make an artist's nightmare anc( 
a suburbanite's dream palace 

The fireplace in the living 
room (college center), with thd 
(snack) bar against the wall, 
the lake out back, and the work 
shed (power plant) to the side 
Add to this a recreation room 
(pool hall) right next to the 
den or office (administrative 
offices), and the dog is going to 
be the spitting image of his 
hardworking and hard playing 

Look toyourself. Whatarethe 
settings of your ideal home 
The college is sure to reflect 
them in the buildings and land- 
scape that surrounds it. 

The library will grow and the 
students will file through the 
doors; and fish may or may not 
swim in the lagoon. The com- 
munity that has spurned its 
most valuable possession will 
slowly turn back with pride in 
what their dollars have built, 
although they did not want to 
spend those dollars at first. 

A place to learn, a chance to 
try— not for someone else, but 
for you; and the place is close- 
by. It is there now, it is getting 



As a community colleW Harper suffers tr'bm m&fiy typesf©T maaequacies. 
To date, the most crippling of these has been the tremendous and constant 
turnover in the student body. I^^^K :' 

Halcyon, Uke all other student organizatp^^^suffered with this con- 
stant ebb and flow. The staff has few "seasoned vfel^erans" who know all the 
ropes of publication. It seems that whenever a staffer begins to show pro- 
ficiency at a particular task, he or she transfers to another college, becomes 
pregnant and/or gets married, is drafted, put in jail, journeys to Canada, or 
joins the business establishment. 

As Harper grows, so will Halcyon. Four issues are planned for next year. 
With the added edition the amount of work also increases. 

Halcyon needs you and your talents. If you are afraid that you have no 
talent in this area we will teach you. You can help make Halcyon a more 
effective student magazine. So, if you are returning to Harper next Fall, 
see one of the Editors now. The door is open. 

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